On Mumbai's Eastern Waterfront....

The central and Maharashtra state government agencies have finally decided to join hands to build jetties on their own to create passenger water transport (PWT) terminal facilities on the eastern waterfront of Mumbai The terminals will also facilitate roll-on & roll-off services for carrying motor vehicles from one end to another through ferries.
While the city and industrial development corporation (Cidco) will build a passenger water terminal in Nerul on the Navi Mumba side, the cost for Mandwa and MbPT terminals in Alibaug and Ferry Wharf will be shared by Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) and Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT respectively .
A tender process to appoint developers for construction of these jetty terminals for passenger and Ro-Ro services will start from September 15.
Recently , the MMB built a breakwater wall in Mandwa to reduce the intensity of waves in inshore areas and thus reduce coastal erosion and offer safe harbourage for catamarans, hovercrafts and other types of boats.
The cost of construction is pegged at Rs.200 crore for each agency , which takes the total budget to Rs.600 crore.

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